The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 259 284 213
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -71
Contract jobs citing vSphere 165 140 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.69% 0.56% 0.88%
As % of the System Software category 7.56% 6.74% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 97 150
Average daily rate
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£378 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £269 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.75 £23.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +0.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £22.53 £19.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £29.53 £26.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-20.49% +34.06%
vSphere
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2182 2076 2037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.10% 8.30% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1246 1167
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 163 182
Average hourly rate £17.33 £18.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.32% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.73 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £28.75 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

vSphere Hourly Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +6 42 £410 +2.50% 11
Croydon - 4 £373 - 1
Bromley - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 270 (88.82%) VMware
2 249 (81.91%) Windows
3 179 (58.88%) Active Directory
4 171 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 137 (45.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 112 (36.84%) Microsoft
7 105 (34.54%) Citrix
8 94 (30.92%) HP
9 88 (28.95%) DNS
10 86 (28.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 86 (28.29%) PowerShell
11 83 (27.30%) SAN
12 72 (23.68%) SQL
13 69 (22.70%) Linux
14 67 (22.04%) SQL Server
15 63 (20.72%) MS Exchange
16 59 (19.41%) IBM
17 57 (18.75%) SCCM
18 56 (18.42%) Firewall
19 54 (17.76%) Cisco
20 52 (17.11%) vCloud
21 51 (16.78%) XenApp
22 48 (15.79%) VMware ESX
22 48 (15.79%) Finance
23 47 (15.46%) DHCP
23 47 (15.46%) ITIL
24 44 (14.47%) IIS
24 44 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
25 43 (14.14%) F5
26 40 (13.16%) VPN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 63 (20.72%) MS Exchange
2 44 (14.47%) IIS
3 38 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (9.87%) SharePoint
5 22 (7.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 14 (4.61%) Apache
6 14 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (3.62%) OpenStack
9 9 (2.96%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (2.96%) Tomcat
9 9 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.97%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.32%) Lync
12 3 (0.99%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.66%) Confluence
13 2 (0.66%) Node.js
14 1 (0.33%) Drupal
14 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 36 (11.84%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.93%) MS Office
3 7 (2.30%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.66%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.66%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.62%) Office 365
3 9 (2.96%) IaaS
4 7 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.64%) PaaS
6 4 (1.32%) IBM SmartCloud
7 2 (0.66%) GitHub
7 2 (0.66%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 88 (28.95%) DNS
2 83 (27.30%) SAN
3 56 (18.42%) Firewall
4 47 (15.46%) DHCP
5 40 (13.16%) VPN
6 37 (12.17%) TCP/IP
7 32 (10.53%) VLAN
8 26 (8.55%) WAN
9 24 (7.89%) NetScaler
10 22 (7.24%) LAN
11 21 (6.91%) NAS
12 20 (6.58%) Internet
13 15 (4.93%) VoIP
13 15 (4.93%) SNMP
13 15 (4.93%) Network Security
13 15 (4.93%) iSCSI
13 15 (4.93%) FCoE
14 12 (3.95%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (3.95%) MPLS
15 11 (3.62%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (22.04%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.29%) DB2
4 9 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (2.63%) MySQL
6 6 (1.97%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.99%) Big Data
8 2 (0.66%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.66%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.66%) Redis
8 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.33%) QlikView
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.33%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 7 (2.30%) MSI
1 7 (2.30%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.64%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.32%) Hudson
4 2 (0.66%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.66%) Subversion
4 2 (0.66%) JIRA
5 1 (0.33%) JProfiler
General
1 48 (15.79%) Finance
2 22 (7.24%) Law
3 18 (5.92%) Retail
4 16 (5.26%) Legal
5 13 (4.28%) Financial Institution
5 13 (4.28%) Banking
6 5 (1.64%) Publishing
7 3 (0.99%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.66%) Local Government
8 2 (0.66%) Games
8 2 (0.66%) Electronics
8 2 (0.66%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.33%) Back Office
9 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 42 (13.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 40 (13.16%) Administrator
3 29 (9.54%) Analyst
4 28 (9.21%) Wintel Engineer
5 27 (8.88%) Architect
6 23 (7.57%) Systems Administrator
7 20 (6.58%) Consultant
7 20 (6.58%) Server Engineer
8 19 (6.25%) Server Administrator
9 16 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
10 15 (4.93%) Windows Administrator
11 13 (4.28%) Wintel Administrator
12 12 (3.95%) VMware Engineer
12 12 (3.95%) Wintel Systems Administrator
12 12 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
13 9 (2.96%) Support Analyst
13 9 (2.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 8 (2.63%) Support Engineer
14 8 (2.63%) Data Centre Engineer
15 7 (2.30%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.96%) Regular Expression
2 8 (2.63%) Web Services
2 8 (2.63%) Middleware
3 5 (1.64%) Application Packaging
3 5 (1.64%) .NET
4 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.66%) SOAP
4 2 (0.66%) ZeroMQ
4 2 (0.66%) RESTful
4 2 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.66%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.33%) J2EE
5 1 (0.33%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.54%) Clustering
2 23 (7.57%) Blackberry
3 19 (6.25%) Replication
4 13 (4.28%) Hedge funds
5 11 (3.62%) Client/Server
6 8 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
7 7 (2.30%) Fat Client
7 7 (2.30%) Firmware
7 7 (2.30%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.97%) Open Source
9 5 (1.64%) Celerra
9 5 (1.64%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.64%) CLARiiON
10 4 (1.32%) AS400
10 4 (1.32%) Video on Demand
10 4 (1.32%) EqualLogic
10 4 (1.32%) Spread Betting
11 3 (0.99%) CCTV
12 2 (0.66%) STB
12 2 (0.66%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 249 (81.91%) Windows
2 137 (45.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 86 (28.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 69 (22.70%) Linux
5 44 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (11.18%) UNIX
7 27 (8.88%) Windows 7
8 16 (5.26%) AIX
8 16 (5.26%) SUSE
9 12 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (2.96%) Oracle Linux
11 8 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (2.30%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.64%) SELinux
14 4 (1.32%) CentOS
15 2 (0.66%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.66%) VMS
16 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.33%) Solaris
16 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (15.46%) ITIL
2 32 (10.53%) Migration
3 29 (9.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 26 (8.55%) Load Balancing
4 26 (8.55%) DevOps
5 21 (6.91%) Service Management
6 18 (5.92%) Change Management
6 18 (5.92%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (3.95%) Configuration Management
7 12 (3.95%) ITSM
8 8 (2.63%) Service Delivery
8 8 (2.63%) Project Management
8 8 (2.63%) Data Protection
9 7 (2.30%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (2.30%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (2.30%) TOGAF
9 7 (2.30%) Incident Management
10 6 (1.97%) Validation
10 6 (1.97%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (28.29%) PowerShell
2 72 (23.68%) SQL
3 33 (10.86%) VB
4 22 (7.24%) VBScript
5 10 (3.29%) VBA
5 10 (3.29%) Ruby
6 9 (2.96%) Perl
7 7 (2.30%) Java
7 7 (2.30%) Python
8 6 (1.97%) C
9 4 (1.32%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.99%) PHP
11 2 (0.66%) C#
11 2 (0.66%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.66%) Clojure
11 2 (0.66%) Golang
11 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.66%) Haskell
11 2 (0.66%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 37 (12.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (10.53%) MCSE
3 31 (10.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 15 (4.93%) MCITP
4 15 (4.93%) VCDX
4 15 (4.93%) VCAP
5 9 (2.96%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.30%) Degree
6 7 (2.30%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.30%) MCP
7 6 (1.97%) MCTS
8 5 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.32%) CCEA
9 4 (1.32%) CCNA
10 3 (0.99%) MCSA
11 2 (0.66%) CCNP
11 2 (0.66%) CCSA
11 2 (0.66%) JNCIP
11 2 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.62%) SLA
2 7 (2.30%) QA
3 4 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.99%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 179 (58.88%) Active Directory
2 171 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (17.11%) vCloud
4 51 (16.78%) XenApp
5 48 (15.79%) VMware ESX
6 25 (8.22%) XenDesktop
7 21 (6.91%) Hyper-V
8 20 (6.58%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (4.28%) NFS
10 9 (2.96%) XenServer
11 8 (2.63%) FreeRADIUS
11 8 (2.63%) ISA Server
12 7 (2.30%) VMware Server
12 7 (2.30%) Terminal Services
12 7 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (2.30%) UAG
13 4 (1.32%) Xen
13 4 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 57 (18.75%) SCCM
2 29 (9.54%) SCOM
3 19 (6.25%) Puppet
4 14 (4.61%) HP SIM
4 14 (4.61%) Backup Exec
5 12 (3.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 12 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (3.62%) Nagios
7 10 (3.29%) EMC NetWorker
8 7 (2.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 7 (2.30%) Tivoli
8 7 (2.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 6 (1.97%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 6 (1.97%) BMC PATROL
10 5 (1.64%) Control-M
10 5 (1.64%) BladeLogic
10 5 (1.64%) Icinga
11 4 (1.32%) MAILsweeper
11 4 (1.32%) CA Spectrum
11 4 (1.32%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 270 (88.82%) VMware
2 112 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 105 (34.54%) Citrix
4 94 (30.92%) HP
5 59 (19.41%) IBM
6 54 (17.76%) Cisco
7 43 (14.14%) F5
8 32 (10.53%) EMC
9 31 (10.20%) Websense
9 31 (10.20%) NetApp
10 25 (8.22%) Oracle
11 18 (5.92%) Symantec
12 17 (5.59%) Sophos
13 16 (5.26%) CheckPoint
13 16 (5.26%) Juniper
14 15 (4.93%) BMC
15 14 (4.61%) Red Hat
16 12 (3.95%) 3PAR
17 11 (3.62%) Dell
18 9 (2.96%) Hitachi
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